Sources: Al-Sadr presents two candidates to head the government, and the likelihood is for Al-Kazemi

01/03/2022 20:11

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Baghdad / Obelisk: Informed sources revealed, on Monday, January 3, 2022, that Al-Sadr adhered to Al-Kazemi as a candidate for prime minister for a second term, despite the reservations of some parties to the coordination framework on Al-Kazemi, according to an undisclosed program on Al-Furat TV.

The sources said, that Al-Sadr put forward the name of the former Minister of Communications, Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, as a second candidate after Al-Kazemi for prime minister, in order to push the framework to accept Al-Kazemi, since Al-Kazemi’s acceptability to the framework is better than Allawi.

In light of the controversy that is still raging about the national majority advocated by Al-Sadr and the consensus that the rest of the political forces and blocs insist on, choosing the prime minister seems to be the most difficult task among the opponents of the majority or consensual advocates.

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, whose term expired after the elections, is one of a group of names nominated for this position in closed rooms.

Political observers believe that the new electoral law was agreed upon by the political forces, which are the same forces that agreed to choose Al-Kazemi to head the government, whose tasks were to hold the elections.

Although there are other tasks placed before Al-Kazemi, such as restoring the prestige of the state, Al-Kazemi succeeded within a year and a few months, and succeeded in the two most important files identified for his government amid doubts that they could be achieved, namely, holding elections, and restoring the state’s prestige.


The Sadrist movement reveals the details of its meeting with the Democratic Party in Erbil

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Shafaq News/ The political body of the Sadrist movement revealed, on Monday, the nature of the discussions held by the Sadrist bloc’s delegation with the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region.

Earlier today, a political source told Shafaq News Agency, “The head of the Sadrist bloc, Hassan Al-Adhari, arrived in Erbil at the head of a delegation to discuss forming the government, and he met the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari,” without giving further details.

In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, the commission stated that the Sadrist Negotiating Committee headed by Hassan Al-Adhari met with the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and the two sides discussed a number of issues of common interest.

She added that the two sides stressed the importance of starting a new phase of serious work to serve all the Iraqi people.

She indicated that during the meeting, a number of files related to internal affairs were discussed, foremost among which are bilateral understandings to form a government of the national majority, and the need to unify efforts to save Iraq and provide a decent life for its children.

And the Sadrist Commission indicated that Zebari stressed “the keenness to expand the horizons of cooperation and mutual coordination to expedite the formation of a government that meets the aspirations of the public.”

A source close to the headquarters of the leader of the al-Sadr movement in “Al-Hanana” previously revealed to Shafaq News, that the largest bloc will be formed through an alliance that brings together the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Progress Alliance, with other deputies.